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Flawed Logic …
August 24, 2011, 6:05 am
Filed under: Crap Marketing Ideas From History!

Have a look at this ad that I saw in a music mag …

On one hand I appreciate how they have tried to link the visual to the content of the medium – even if it’s totally shit and uninspiring – however what the fuck are they going on about with that message?

Sure, you wouldn’t buy a microphone from a mechanic, but that’s also because they don’t bloody sell them – whereas buying currency from a bank makes perfect sense because not only do they offer that service, their reason for being is dealing with cash [or should I say debt] and so it’s a perfectly logical thing to do.

OK, so maybe this company is saying they offer foreign currency for lower prices than the high street banks – however while they’re right that I wouldn’t go to a mechanic to get a mic, I also wouldn’t go to a financial institution that I’ve never heard of when I don’t even know what the hell it is they’re offering. #Fail.

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You wouldn’t buy a mic from a mechanic so why do you come to this blog for planning advice?

Comment by Billy Whizz

Seriously terrible. I could fart out a better line in my sleep…

Comment by Alex

I hear the Sennheiser is considered a safe haven in these difficult times.

Comment by Chris

i dont know about you billy, but i come here to remember how fucking low han life can go and how fucking lucky i am not to be from nottingham.

Comment by andy@cynic

or a planner.

Comment by andy@cynic

or a fucking queen fan.

Comment by andy@cynic

or a fucking tech groupie sad twat.

Comment by andy@cynic

or a birkenstock sex fucking fiend.

Comment by andy@cynic

What a great name for a band

Comment by Rob Mortimer

or a follower of fucking nottingham forest.

Comment by andy@cynic

Yep, you’ve covered most of the things. Well done. Hope you feel better now.

Comment by Rob

and everything about that piece of shit is wrong. art directed by ray fucking charles, written by geoffrey twathead archer.

was it in one of your shit rock music mags? kerrang? you sad bastard. do the people who read that bollocks have jobs to afford foreign currency? do they even read? bet they spend their dole cash to see iron fucking maiden in some eastern block bullshit dont they.

billions of fucking sperm and the heavy metal fan swimmer reaches the fucking egg first. talk about life kicking you down.

Comment by andy@cynic

Not Kerrang. But you’ll be pleased to know you’re not too far off.

Comment by Rob

Rock Sound? Metal Hammer? NME? Q?

Comment by Rob Mortimer

or Billy.

Comment by The women of america.

Fuck. You. Oh, I already have.

Comment by Billy Whizz

There I was starting to read your blog again, and then you post this shite that should never have escaped an agency, never mind get on a normally pretty interesting blog. Jesus wept, it’s time for another vodka and tonic, forget the tonic.

Comment by Ciaran McCabe

dont drink too much ciaran, its that shit that made you want to start reading this pile of bollocks again.

Comment by andy@cynic

What Andy said.

How tragic.

Comment by Rob

Terrible ad. Great comments.

Comment by DH

you mean specifically my fucking comments. as per fucking usual.

Comment by andy@cynic

It’s clear in view of their target: “ prides itself as being the first choice currency provider for music industry professionals.” However, the ad could be improved.

Comment by Carol L. Weinfeld

the first choice for music industry professionals. i know a few fucking drug dealers and pimps whod beg to fucking differ.

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